University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,208
0.819% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,852
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.35%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.6%
8,944 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
12,380
66.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45%
746 Graduates

About

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were General Business Administration & Management (362 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (196 degrees), and General Communication (167 degrees).

In 2020, 2,639 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,769 degrees), 4.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $9,208, which is $−13,322 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $9,208, which is $−13,322 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,852.

In 2020, 58% of undergraduate students attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,208
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was $9,208. The cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $−13,322 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,852
2020 Value
2.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Colorado Colorado Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,852. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Colorado Colorado Springs grew by 2.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was of $11,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 16% with respect to 2019, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.35%
2018 Default Rate
123
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 4.35%, which represents 123 out of the 2829 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Colorado Colorado Springs received 8,944 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 32.9% annual growth. Out of those 8,944 applicants, 8,015 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.6% acceptance rate.

There were 12,380 students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,015
Accepted Out of 8,944

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 89.6% (8,015 admissions from 8,944 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 87.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 32.9%, while admissions grew by 36.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has a total enrollment of 12,380 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 8,242 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,138. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.9% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Two or More Races, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.72% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.4%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,380 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 8,242 and the part-time enrollment is 4,138. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,782
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,298
  3. Two or More Races
    912

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 62.9% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Two or More Races, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.72% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 180 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 381 more women than men received degrees from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white (1,769 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is General Business Administration & Management (362 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (196 degrees) and General Communication (167 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (59 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), and Communications (177 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Other managers (506,980 people), Physicians (418,523 people), Software developers (396,856 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (323,600 people), and Postsecondary teachers (254,121 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (59 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), Biology (195 degrees), and Engineering (227 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (59 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), Biology (195 degrees), and Engineering (227 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (579,899 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,736 people), Computer Systems Design (534,253 people), Elementary & secondary schools (486,379 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (438,388 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (59 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), Biology (195 degrees), and Engineering (227 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Most Common
  1. 362 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 196 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 167 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was General Business Administration & Management with 362 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,129
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,510
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,129 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, which is 0.748 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,510).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 245 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 218 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 234 degrees were awarded to women at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from University of Colorado Colorado Springs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (69.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is Male and Asian (69.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.536% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,769 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    391 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white (1,769 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (391 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,006 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    763 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white female (1,006 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (763 degrees).

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Operations

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.27M (NaNM%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a total salary expenditure of $226M. University of Colorado Colorado Springs employs 185 Instructors, 112 Assistant professors, and 81 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Female Instructors (112), Male Instructors(73), and Female Assistant professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 199 employees, Service, with 121 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.19M - Federal
  2. $25.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Colorado Colorado Springs received $6.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$103M
2020 Salaries
2.76%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($226M) and a 2.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.53% growth from 2018 and a 6.83% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.5M
Instructional Salaries
457
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a total of $33.5M to 457 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
185 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
199 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Instructor with 185 employees; Assistant professor with 112 employees; and Assistant professor with 81 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 199 employees; Service with 121 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was Female Instructor with 112 employees, Male Instructor with 73 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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